Florida Tech Men’s Basketball Selected No. 10 in Sunshine State Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

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Panthers 2018 record: 8-20 (2-18 SSC)

Florida Tech men’s basketball has been selected tenth in the 2019-20 Sunshine State Conference preseason coaches’ poll. The Panthers are coming off an 8-20 (2-18 SSC) record in 2018-19. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech men’s basketball has been selected tenth in the 2019-20 Sunshine State Conference preseason coaches’ poll. The Panthers are coming off an 8-20 (2-18 SSC) record in 2018-19.

Sunshine State Conference men’s basketball coaches select Nova Southeastern University to win a second consecutive regular-season championship.

The Sharks take the top spot following 98 total votes and eight first-place votes in the preseason poll.

Florida Southern College finished second in the ranking with 85 points and two first-place votes, while Barry University and Lynn University tied for third place with 69 points. Saint Leo University rounds out the Top-5 after receiving 60 points and the final first-place vote from league coaches.

NSU (29-4, 18-2) captured its first SSC men’s basketball regular-season title in 2018-19 following a .900 winning percentage in conference play.

Florida Southern (25-8, 14-6) took the postseason tournament crown for the 24th time in league history by defeating the Sharks, 92-84, in the title game.

Both the Moccasins and Sharks, along with the Fighting Knights of Lynn (25-7, 15-5), gained entry into the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament.

Below are the full results of the 2019-20 SSC preseason coaches’ poll. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their teams (points: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, first-place votes in parentheses).

2019 SSC MEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON COACHES POLL
Rank School Total Votes
1 Nova Southeastern 98 (8)
2 Florida Southern 85 (2)
T3 Barry 69
T3 Lynn 69
5 Saint Leo 60 (1)
6 Palm Beach Atlantic 45
7 Rollins 43
8 Tampa 42
9 Eckerd 41
10 Florida Tech 29
11 Embry-Riddle 24
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